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Not unlike the last several cars Tesla has produced, CEO Elon Musk’s Master Plan, Part Deux was a little late, but promises great things. As did his first Master Plan from August 2006, the plan posted to Tesla’s blog page is a blending of Big Picture vision merged with a few relatively minor details, and […]

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If you talk to plug-in electrified vehicle (PEV) drivers, many will tell you why they’re sure they did the right thing in acquiring their battery electric car or plug-in hybrid, but other consumers are on the fence. On the positive attributes checklist, PEV drivers may frequently bypass or altogether divorce themselves from the gas pump, […]

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On the heels of a U.S. EPA Technical Draft Assessment (TAR) report released today on how automakers are meeting federal fuel economy mandates, advocates weighed in urging the industry and regulators to stay the course. The main question is should federal authorities adjust mpg and greenhouse gas targets for 2022-2025 that stand to save – […]

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After first appearing in 2014-2015 and then taking model year 2016 off, the Honda Accord Hybrid is back at dealers as a refreshed 2017. Honda’s car faces fierce competition from the Ford Fusion, Toyota Camry, Hyundai Sonata, and Chevrolet Malibu mid-sized hybrids, but it comes back still at the top of its class for EPA […]

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After skipping a model year following the only just-released 2015 Accord Hybrid, Honda has returned to win the mid-size efficiency race with an EPA combined 48 mpg estimate. The front-wheel-drive sedan promises to vie well against others in this competitive mid-sized, five-passenger hybrid class, and sometimes the hare does beat the turtle. Here are 10 […]

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Tesla’s Autopilot system may be OK for CEO Elon Musk’s risk tolerance, but while people are suffering collisions and even dying with it engaged, changes are needed poste-haste. Changes Tesla needs to make now include: pull it until fixes are made, change the name of the “misleading and potentially dangerous” Autopilot system, test and validate […]

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A pivotal moment in U.S. automotive history may be coming to a head. At least, say electrified vehicle advocates, the potential is there if automakers swallow what their lobbyists see as a bitter pill, and pursue in earnest increasingly strict federal mpg and emission mandates under Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) law. But first, there’s […]

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As the tally of states offering support for plug-in electrified vehicles (PEVs) has grown, so has the list of those now levying some form of tax or fee against them. Yes that’s right, in their wisdom, state legislators mirroring a nationwide thrust to defray PEVs’ extra expense have on one hand given, and on the […]

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Would you like to dine-in while your Tesla Model S or Model X is getting that 30-minute recharge? That will soon be possible as the popular chain of Ruby Tuesday restaurants announced that it has begun installing a series of Tesla Supercharges at its locations along important routes across the country. The first fast-DC charging […]

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Here’s a trick question: How much will you have to pay for a new Chevy Volt, Nissan Leaf, Ford Fusion Energi, Tesla, or some other plug-in electrified vehicle? If you live in the U.S., the answer is it all depends on the state in which you live and/or register the car. Aside from a $2,500 […]

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